Mia Martin 
Waldorf Institute of Southern California 
818 349-6272 


Monday, July 19, 2022 at 8:30 AM 
Friday July 23, 2022 at 3:30 PM
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Highland Hall Waldorf School 
17100 Superior Street
Northridge, CA 91325

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The Spoken Word in Waldorf Education: Pedagogical Backdrop and Artistic Practice

with Helen Lubin


with Dana Williams


Please note these workshops are from Tuesday to Saturday. In person only.  

Speech: 8:30am-1pm

We invite you to join us for this welcome opportunity to increase our understanding, engage in artistic practice, and strengthen our connection with the most essential element of teaching practice: language and speech. In this workshop Helen will introduce and elaborate the following themes. Our artistic practice will include an exploration of these themes by means of poetry and exercises.

- Levels of consciousness in human development
- The art of the spoken word as one of the time arts
- Cultivating the relationship between world and self
- The spoken word between movement and meaning, and between outer and inner
- The daily speech practice in the rhythmic part of main lesson
We will also address:
- Literacy/reading concerns
- Classroom management and teacher longevity

If you attended the speech workshop in November and/or January please review and bring your notes and all handouts from these previous sessions to support our continuing work. However it is not necessary to have attended previous sessions to attend this one.


Helen Lubin completed her training at Novalis School for Speech and Drama and at School for Speech and Artistic Therapeutic Speech (Germany); post-graduate year Goetheanum, Switzerland. Former resident speech artist and therapist Karl-Schubert-Schule, Stuttgart; instructor School for Pedagogical and Therapeutic Speech in Dornach, Switzerland; Rudolf Steiner College faculty 1992-2016; founder Speech Arts in Waldorf Education in North America (now 28th year): professional development, work with classes, individual teachers and students, parents, staff, and with EC, Grades and HS faculties. Teaching in Waldorf teacher education programs; practitioner therapeutic speech arts; Steiner School of Speech Arts (4-yr. professional training in the renewal of the spoken word). Freelance editor/translator. Camphill Seminar in Curative Education - 10 years’ experience in this field; BS Special Educational Studies; BS Speech Pathology and Audiology; MA Human Development; TESOL certification.


Eurythmy: 2:15-3:30pm

Please join us as we experience both tone and speech eurythmy! For optimal health they are a balance, one more incarnating, one more excarnating.

We will learn some basic elements of the art form, such as the movements for the consonants and vowels, and for the notes and intervals. There are movements for various kinds of grammar including active verbs and passive verbs, and there are also different kinds of movement for major and minor chords, as well as beat, rhythm and pitch.


Dana Williams holds a BA in History from Cal State University Northridge and has been teaching at Highland Hall since the mid 1970s.  In addition to Watercolor Painting and Eurythmy, Mr. Williams also teaches Projective Geometry, Art History and History through Architecture at Highland Hall. 



Course Fee Speech Only: $425

Course Fee Eurythmy Only: $250

Both Courses: $600

Register by June 1st for a 10% discount